Writer’s Quote Wednesday – William Arthur Ward

It is November, the month that brings us NaNoWriMo, NaBloPoMo, Movember, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, American Thanksgiving and lots and lots of gratitude.  Writer’s Quote Wednesday will focus on gratitude this month.

I find this quote to be a challenge of sorts.  We all get busy with our daily lives, sometimes we don’t think about being grateful.  It challenges each of us to recognize and express our gratitude.

If I ask myself to name something or someone I am grateful for I immediately think of my other half’s grandmother.  She was always so kind to me.  Her kindness stood out because not all the women in his family were so kind.  It occurs to me that I never verbally expressed my gratitude to her and since she passed three years ago this month, I can never have that conversation.  In our own way, however, we each expressed our gratitude in how we treated each other.  My other half and I always made extra effort with her especially after his Dad passed and was no longer around to take care of his Momma.  I feel that the words never had to be spoken, they were not necessary.   Sometimes actions do speak louder than words.

What are you grateful for?  How do you express gratitude? Is there someone you’ve never expressed your gratitude to?

About William Arthur Ward

According to Wikipedia, William Arthur Ward is “one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.”

Born: 1921, Louisiana 

Died: March 30, 1994

Published Works:

  • Fountains of Faith
  • For This One Hour
  • Thoughts of a Christian Optimist
  • Prayer Is

For additional information on Ward visit his Wikipedia page.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net and edited with PicMonkey.


Thanks to Colleen over at Silver Threading for facilitating this weekly community event and Ronovan at Ronovan Writes for guest hosting this week.

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